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Military Women and Military Spouses -- build your business with an entrepreneur brigade! Let's meet for structured but informal work sessions to improve your business growth strategies and connect with other women to form a formidable business network. We created this meetup for entrepreneurial-minded women within the U.S. military community. Whether you are an aspiring business owner or have had your business for years, you will make valuable connections to grow your business. Events may be hosted across the country.

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CAMEO’s WOVEN Connects – "Overcoming Mental Blocks" @ VSEDC

Why are you not moving forward with your business? Let’s get unstuck together and pull each other out. == CAMEO's WOVEN - a program of CAMEO Military Connected Women Business Owners WOVEN Connects Wed., Mar. 27,[masked]:00- 7:30 pm PST Let's Talk It Out - Overcoming Mental Blocks Hosted by Vermont Slauson Economic Development Center (LA Business Source Center) at VSEDC Headquarters 1130 W Slauson Ave Los Angeles, California 90044 Location phone number: (323)[masked] FREE == DISCUSSION Sometimes you just want to be around others who are going through the same challenges you are…and get ideas to overcome them! Army National Guard veteran Carmeletta Mobley will host an intimate discussion with military-connected women who are in business or are thinking about starting one. Carmeletta will.... -share mental blocks that impeded her progress to launch a motivational speaking business and how she found a “brigade” of supportive and no-cost business advisors -let you know which apps to use to start earning “instant income” on the side to fund your business ideas -demo email strategies to attract customers and collaborators Bring your “how do I” business questions and get ready to meet ambitious women on their entrepreneur journey. A casual dinner is provided for free. On-Site Parking Lot Available This meetup is sponsored by: CAMEO Women Vets On Point Vermont Slauson Economic Development Center - LA's Business Source Guided Business Plan == Day of phone number -[masked] Be inspired! Topics are subject to change. The group is designed for military-connected women but open to all. CAMEO's WOVEN is a program of the California Association of Micro Enterprise Opportunity (microbiz.org/woven)

CAMEO's WOVEN Meetup - Digital Marketing with Debra Deras @ El Camino SBDC

Small business digital strategies. It can be a beast. It’s overwhelming. What the next hottest trend? What’s the next social platform? Let’s find out together. == CAMEO's WOVEN - Meetup - a program of CAMEO for Military Connected Women Business Owners Special Learning Event Tue. Apr 2,[masked]:30- 7:30 pm PST Small Business Development Center hosted by El Camino College 13430 Hawthorne Blvd. Hawthorne, CA 90250 FREE - we start at 1730 hours - Complimentary dinner included == TOPIC: DIGITAL MARKETING FOR YOUR VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESS One of Los Angeles’ foremost authorities on creating a LOUD digital voice is hosting a special event just for CAMEO’s WOVEN members. This work session goes beyond the basics of “social media”. Debra’s clients pay her hundreds of dollars an hour so we are very grateful to her and the El Camino SBDC for sharing her expertise. Connect, share and grow with Southbay start-ups and existing business owners to build an online community - smarter and faster. FREE dinner and FREE to RSVP. What do you want to learn? Please post a message to this meetup to let us know what you would like to cover that is specific to your business. While here, you can sign up for FREE ongoing business counseling at the Small Business Development Center hosted by El Camino College. NOTE***We must have a minimum of ten participants so please sign-up if you can COMMIT to attending.*** Thank you. This meetup is sponsored by: CAMEO Women Vets On Point El Camino Small Business Development Center Guided Business Plan Metered parking near the facility. FREE CASUAL DINNER CONTACT Melanie Rae CAMEO's WOVEN, Program Director Founder+Author, GuidedBusinessPlan [masked] Day of phone:[masked] NOTE: Please open confirmation emails for any updates. Thanks! == WHY JOIN OUR FREE GROUP Each meetup has a theme to build your sales confidence so you can ASK for more from lenders, investors and customers. We put you in touch with local resources to help you connect with your ideal customer, research your costs, find vendors to make your job easier plus more. === FOUR REASONS TO JOIN OUR MEETUP Here are just a few of the milestones achieved by our CAMEO’s WOVEN members: -Avis, USAF, practiced her pitch with us and won $5,000 in a VWISE competition for her clothing line for women affected by cancer. -Barbara won $500 during a pitch competition at our WOVEN Holiday Brunch for her travel industry app. -Alicia, USAF, is our Arizona-based member who opened a store-front for her microblading and skincare salon. As an aircraft mechanic, her skin broke out and she found a solution that gave her near-flawless skin so she studied cosmetology and opened Exclusive Beauty. She has received feedback to increase her customer base. She is flying out to be with us on August 18th! -Joshica, USAF, has been featured on Etsy twice as a best seller. Through WOVEN she has been introduced to beauty industry leaders who have offered to mentor her. She joined Pacific Coast Regional SBDC and has received hours of help with her business plan at no cost to her. ===

CAMEO's WOVEN - Common Mistakes When Opening a Business (Online)

CAMEO's WOVEN - a program of CAMEO for Military Connected Women Business Owners SPECIAL EVENT Monthly Virtual Meetup Wed. Apr 3,[masked]:00- 11:00 am PST (online) | Pacific Time RSVP required FREE == TOPIC COMMON MISTAKES WHEN OPENING A BUSINESS plus tips to transition to an employer Discussion Topics: Learn from US Air Force veteran Alicia Ogozaly who transitioned from a jet fighter mechanic to the owner of a two-location beauty salon. Alicia will share... -The basics of starting any type of business -Tips to a smoother grand opening than what she had -Lessons learned from hiring onsite contractor If you are thinking about opening a brick and motar or are hiring employees and contractors soon, Alicia can provide you insight from a unique perspective. == MEETING LOGIN INFO - updated 2/18/19 https://guidedbusinessplan.my.webex.com/guidedbusinessplan.my/j.php?MTID=mea1b09da2956e716849bd47e8af0915c Access Code:[masked] Call-in No:[masked] Be inspired! Topics are subject to change. The group is designed for military-connected women but open to all. CAMEO's WOVEN is a program of the California Association of Micro Enterprise Opportunity (microbiz.org/woven)

CAMEO's WOVEN - Steps to Apply for Contracts & Certification (Online)

CAMEO's WOVEN - Meetup - a program of CAMEO for Military Connected Women Business Owners Monthly Virtual Meetup Web. Apr 3,[masked]:00- 1:00 pm PST (online) | Pacific Time 1st Wednesday of each month - RSVP required FREE == STEPS TO APPLY FOR CONTRACTS & CERTIFICATION Discussion Topics: In 2019 the California Water Association granted Melanie Rae, Founder + Author of Guided Business Plan, a contract to design a certificate course to train successful business owners on how to win more contracts with water utility buyers. In the same month, a PTAC in Chicago asked Melanie to create a custom book for their 6-week contracting course. Spend an hour with Melanie to learn how you can grow your military-connected business with public and private sector companies. == MEETING LOGIN INFO https://guidedbusinessplan.my.webex.com/guidedbusinessplan.my/j.php?MTID=m7513fa22a2ea295f6be398fbd4f2e75d Meeting number:[masked] Password: cameo Join by phone[masked] Be inspired! Topics are subject to change. The group is designed for military-connected women but open to all. CAMEO's WOVEN is a program of the California Association of Micro Enterprise Opportunity (microbiz.org/woven)

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